Travel & Leisure Magazine Editor to be Featured at Bloggers & Writers Workshop in Bismarck

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division will host the sixth annual workshop for bloggers and writers on June 6-7 at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.

Mark Orwoll, international editor for Travel & Leisure magazine, will be one of the keynote speakers for the event. Orwoll writes the monthly "Smart Traveler" column for the magazine, and contributes regularly to's "Carry On" blog.

Orwoll is a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show and other network news shows, and is the author of Teach Yourself e-Travel Today. His many other appearances on national and local TV include guest spots on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning, PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and various programs on MSNBC, the Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, and other TV and radio outlets. He has been quoted as a travel expert in USA Today, Mediaweek, and the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, among other print media.

The workshop will also feature Sara Otte Coleman, Director of the North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division; Margie Goldsmith, a New York based freelance writer and travel blogger; and Marilyn Haggerty of the Grand Forks Herald.

Registration for the event is $50. Space is limited. A room block has been set aside at the Radisson Hotel at 701-255-6000. Request the Bloggers & Writers Workshop when calling to make reservations.

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